The Crimson faces the Quakers Saturday at 1 p.m. (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football will play its final road game of the 2018 season, as the Crimson travels to Philadelphia to take on Penn Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. The game will be shown live on ESPN+ and will be carried over the radio on Bloomberg WRCA (1330 AM/106.1 FM).
The Crimson heads into the game 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Ivy League, while the Quakers stand 6-2 and 3-2.
What to Know
- Saturday's game will mark the 89th all-time meeting between the Ivy rivals, with the Crimson leading the series, 48-38-2. Last season, the Quakers emerged with a 23-6 victory at Harvard Stadium. Since 2001, Harvard has won eight matchups, while Penn has taken nine, including three-straight.
- This season, the Crimson has an unblemished record when leading after the first half (4-0), scoring 30 or more points (4-0) and allowing opponents to score 20 points of less (3-0).
- In Harvard's 52-18 win over Columbia Nov. 3, quarterback Tom Stewart, the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week, set or tied several Harvard and personal records. Stewart compleed 15-of-26 passes for a career-high 393 passing yards, the eighth most in a single game in school history. He also tossed five touchdown passes, which tied the program record for a game. His 92-yard touchdown strike to Jack Cook was the longest TD pass in school history.
- Jack Cook (4 rec., 107 yds., 1 TD) and Henry Taylor (5 rec., 105 yds., 2 TD) had career-days in the 52-18 win over Columbia Nov. 3. They became the first Crimson teammates to go over 100 receiving yards in a game since Justice Shelton-Mosley '19 and Anthony Firkser '17 against Rhode Island on Sept. 16, 2016.
- Wesley Ogsbury, who leads the Crimson with five interceptions this season, recorded a career-high two picks against Columbia Nov. 3 and was named Ivy Defensive Player of the Week.. He became the first Harvard defender with two INTs in a game since Tanner Lee '18 against Cornell on Oct. 8, 2016.
Only 20 seconds in the game and Jack Cook gets the 92 yard touchdown catch and first play of the game. The longest in school history! #GoCrimson | https://t.co/6nT8twdB12— Harvard Football (@HarvardFootball) November 3, 2018
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Harvard Coach Tim Murphy
In his 25th season as Harvard's all-time winningest head coach, Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, enters this week's game with a 172-75 record with the Crimson and a 204-120-1 overall head coaching record, which includes five years at Cincinnati and two years at Maine. Since the formation of the Ivy League in 1956, only one Ivy coach has compiled more wins than Murphy's 172 and he is just one of eight coaches to win 100-plus games. Murphy also owns 120 Ivy League wins, third most all-time. Murphy has led Harvard to nine Ivy League championships (1997, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015).
The Crimson will host Yale in the 135th playing of The Game, held this year at Fenway Park Saturday, Nov. 17 at 12 p.m. The Game will be shown on one of ESPN's networks and specific channel location will be announced in the coming days.